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Skype on PSP

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  1. baldog

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    Sony says Skype coming to PlayStation Portable
    AFP - Monday, January 7 05:36 am

    TOKYO (AFP) - Sony said Monday that it had teamed up with Skype to enable users of its new slim PlayStation Portable handheld video game machine to make free or low cost telephone calls around the world.

    In the latest move by the electronics giant to try to broaden the appeal of its consoles amid fierce competition with rival Nintendo Co, Sony said the new service would be available in late January for PSP-2000 owners.

    After a system software update, PSP users will be able to chat for free to other Skype users and, for a charge, call landlines and mobile phones anywhere in the world, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. said in a statement.

    The move aims to "promote the expansion of the PSP platform as a handheld entertainment system to enjoy a variety of interactive digital entertainment," it said.

    Skype, which was bought by eBay in October of 2004, uses a peer-to-peer network to enable users to make free Internet telephone calls to each other through their computers.

    Skype calls "out" to standard or mobile telephones can be made at low rates.

    Sony meanwhile, which changed the way the world listens to music with the Walkman, is trying to regain its cool credentials after struggling in recent years against innovative new products like Apple's iPod and Nintendo's Wii.

    Source: Here
     
  2. mrgooey

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    Too bad this is only for the slim. Sony is leaving us phat PSP'ers behind.
     
  4. mrgooey

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    skype avaiable on what firmware?
     
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    interesting that this is comming out. its just that sony is pobably going to require users to buy a headset or something to use it. so it ends up being just another feature sony can milk for money
     
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    it's not released yet - supposed to be sometime this month.

    @strygwyrm
    Yep for the voice you will need a headset. Will only work on the slims too.
     
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    What frimware do you need to have skype on psp and from where can you get it????
     
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    So acn that skype work on fat psp too. I have the slime one but my friend has fat so i want to know?
     
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    it has been said b4 that it would only work on a slim. you people may want to learn to read and we still don't know what the firmware requirements will be because its nor even close to release yet.
     
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    @pep28 , how is that related to skype?
     

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